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Poster: billydlions Date: Mar 14, 2010 4:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Great Moments In Second Sets of the 1980's

Lobster, that spring tour from 1987 really had some inspired playing. It's hard to believe Jerry was near death just 1 short year ago. Unfortunately, Healy decided he was going to experiment with the soundboard recordings and left us without any superior sound quality shows although some of the auds are decent. Hampton, Hartford, Wooster, and E Rutherford are all good shows. I seem to remember you commenting on this some time back. I personally like this tour better than what most people think is the last great tour, fall 1989 (although I reserve the right to change my opinion)

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Poster: barongsong Date: Mar 15, 2010 12:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Great Moments In Second Sets of the 1980's

I agree with your assessment of spring 87 but it should go against spring-sum 90 or summer 89 to make things fair. To me these were the tours that were tops.
Fall 89 was great but there's a bit more sloppiness in there to my ears, probably due to all the new song returns maybe.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Mar 14, 2010 4:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Great Moments In Second Sets of the 1980's

I really like spring 87 as well. The jams are shorter but the energy level is through the roof most nights.

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Poster: utopian Date: Mar 15, 2010 7:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Great Moments In Second Sets of the 1980's

The first set of 4-10-87 is outlandishly good
the 3-30/31-87 shows were tight. 5-2-87!!!

Listening to 10-3-87. Again!!